[quote=Lisa N]Just google ‘abortion statistics’ and you’ll get fascinating info. I do not believe for one second that one in three women have had an abortion. Also the number of women who died from complications of illegal procedures is miniscule. Further women are dying NOW from having abortions in perfectly legal settings.
These statements should be very easy to debunk.
Actually I have looked up the stats myself and women did die more often from illegal abortions than they die from legal ones now. The difference may have a lot to do with antibiotic availibity, but it is true.
For the record, I am pro-life, but what we sometimes forget is how important it is to be honest so that we don’t lose our credibility - even if it is tempting to shade the facts in our favor.
BUT, and this is a HUGE BUT - in a manner of speaking - the number of women who died from illegal abortions in America was SO low, like 30-50 women per year (PP says it was a hundered or so, Naral says it was thousands - but I’ve looked up objective sources, and that is bs.)
Personally, I don’t really care if 50 women a year die of illegal abortions. The law told them not to do it, so they are dying in the act of committing a crime - would you pass laws to protect burglars from getting hurt while breaking into your house? What would still be needed would be pregnancy resource centers so that no one would feel like it was the only option for them - and if that ain’t good enough for them, then God have mercy on thier souls.
Not that many people nowadays are dying from legal abortion - at least not WITHIN the clinic. However, it can be shown that the facts have been smeared.
First off, people like PP commit abortions AND lobby for laws protecting it. They are not the best people to get your stats from. Often it is the abortionist that rules cause of death. They have been known to cover up abortion complications. Why? Why not? They do it because they CAN. And not only that, it helps them cover up the facts that abortion is dangerous even when legal.
I have heard testimony of doctors who claim the state stats of abortion are false- that even when it listed no abortion deaths, a doctor in that state personally knew of two.
Secondly, abortion doesn’t always kill right away, but it DOES cause cancer of the uterus, ovaries, cervix, and breasts. So how many women have died from these since abortion was legalized?? HUGE amounts more than BEFORE it was legalized - and no wonder, since abortion rates have more than tripled since then.
That’s why it ticks me off so much to see these Susan G. Komen foundation stickers everywhere. It has become a popular cause to fight breast cancer - but why?? Because SO MANY WOMEN ARE DYING FROM IT NOW! And that, my friends, is BECAUSE of abortion. And yet these are the same people in the Komen foundation who give money to PP!!! I honestly think they are just out to make money for liberal causes OTHER than breast cancer research, using a facade of donation to it to get that money. The are nothing but common con artists. If you want to support breast cancer research - they are THE WORST ones to support, because hardly any of thier moneys actually goes to it!